Soldier returns from Kuwait, surprises sister at Lakeville middle school

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It was a special day for a pair of sisters on Friday as one returned home from a six-month deployment in Kuwait and surprised the other at school.

Lakeville Area Schools posted a video of 1st Lt. Leah Garrison surprising her sister, Dani, a sixth-grader at McGuire Middle School, during lunch Friday.

After Dani saw her sister, the two shared an emotional embrace as their mother smiled nearby.

"She's been waiting, and I've been telling her that I can't come home yet because I've had to stay at work," Garrison said.

"She's been helping me with homework on FaceTime," Dani said of her older sister.

The moment is something the two will be able to remember for a long time.

"I'm excited to be home and glad I could share the experience with her," Garrison said.

As for their mother, she said, "I'm just glad my girls are together."